Specialising in Paediatrics Podiatry Central Coast
Our team of podiatrists are highly experienced in paediatrics podiatry Central Coast.
In paediatric podiatry, we look at the development of the child’s lower limbs and feet, and conditions that commonly affect children.
If you live on the Central Coast with young children that are active in sport or you have concerns with your child’s development of their lower limbs, contact our team of paediatric podiatrists on the Central Coast.
Parents often worry about the way their children are walking, as sometimes they can look uncomfortable. We look at the gait that may be indicative of an underlying foot condition that we are able to treat.
We will assess your child and give you an informed and recommended treatment plan should we have any concerns.
Contact our team of paediatric podiatrists at East Gosford on the Central Coast today.
Paediatrics Podiatry Central Coast – Treating Childrens Feet
Podiatrists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat medical conditions affecting the lower limbs of both adults and children. The anatomy and function of a child’s foot differs quite significantly to that of an adult. Subsequently, the potential medical conditions and complications are also notably different.
It is every parents desire to see their children grow and develop in a normal and pain-free way. However at different developmental stages, some concerning observations such as children walking on their toes (toe walking), with their feet turned in (in toeing), with their feet turned out (out toeing), or ‘fallen arches’ may be noted. Generally, these variations are quite normal, and most children will grow out of these with time. However, some may be early indications or risk factors for future foot complications.
Assessment by a Podiatrist will allow for early detection and will ensure your child receives any intervention or foot care they may require. At East Gosford Podiatry we can advise you regarding better footwear selection, sitting or sleeping positions, or particular activities that may be beneficial to your child. It will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, such as should I let my child walk and play without shoes on?
Check with a podiatrist if you are concerned about:
- uneven shoe wear.
- recurring pain in the feet or legs.
- frequent tripping, falling and instability.
- constant sitting down or early fatigue while playing.
- a family history of foot complications.
How important is Paediatric Podiatry?
Often symptomatic foot problems suffered by adults actually start during childhood but remain untreated or detected. Young babies and children get regular checks for hearing and eyesight, but rarely for foot-related issues.
Our Paediatric Podiatrists Central Coast recommend that children should be screened for foot problems at regular intervals throughout their development years- we often suggest intervals of 12 months, 18 months, 3 years, 7 years and 12 years.
Paediatric Podiatry services we offer treatment for include:
- Flat feet
- Knocked knees
- Curly toes
- Toe walking
- Heel pain
- Knee pain
- Pigeon Toes
- Ingrown toenails
- Tarsal Coalition
- Sever’s Disease
We will make recommendations on treatment options based on the condition that we diagnose.
If you need to discuss any concerns you have regarding your child’s foot and limb problems give our team of paediatric podiatrists Central Coast a call today.